Dedicated Servers or Dedicated Server Hosting is exactly that — a server entirely dedicated to your website.
Unlike Shared Servers, Dedicated Servers are exclusively used by one website and thus all the server resources are also exclusive. This also means that you are entirely in control of the security, the add-on resources, and of course the entire server cost as well.
Confused? Let’s take a more day-to-day example to understand Dedicated Servers. Imagine you travel by a shared taxi to work every day. The shared taxi will have multiple travelers (users), everyone will have different needs (pickup and drop location), everyone will use the same space, and the fare will be divided and shared by all the users. While this may turn out to be an affordable solution, you have limited control over how many stops the taxi makes, how many travelers it accommodates, etc. This is how Shared Servers work — multiple websites on the same server, sharing the resources and you have limited control over factors like security and add-on resources.
Now let’s compare this to a chauffeur-driven private taxi. You have all the space you need, you can control when and where you travel without depending on others, and you can also control how you use the resources. You don’t have to worry about delays because of others, and you can choose when, where, what and how to use this dedicated service. Yes, that’s a Dedicated Server — exclusively supporting the needs of your website and you have complete control over all the resources.
Dedicated Server Hosting thus brings in more security, reliability, speed, and control.
Let’s take a deeper look at Dedicated Servers — why do you need them, who needs them, and the benefits it brings in.
As a website grows, it starts receiving more and more traffic. The volume of traffic coming your way can greatly impact the functioning of your website. You need more resources like — RAM, Storage Space, Disk Space, etc — to cater to this growing traffic and at the same time ensure high uptime and security measures. Thus, to put it simply, as your website traffic grows, so does the need for more resources. The natural upgrade for your website’s hosting thus moves from Shared to VPS and finally Dedicated. In that sense, Dedicated Server Hosting is the best option for growing businesses.
Here’s why you must consider Dedicated Server Hosting:
Dedicated Servers are known to offer the best performance. It allows you to scale, maintain and easily upgrade as well as your website needs to grow. Here’s a list of other benefits you get:
In a Dedicated Server Hosting environment, the possibility of another website accessing your data, security breaches because of other unsafe websites, and other such possible threats due to other websites are completely negated. Your website is the only website on the server and thus you have complete control over the security measures. This is especially critical for websites that receive and store financial or personal information from customers. You have a dedicated IP address and thus securing critical information becomes easier.
Just like you have complete control over your website’s security, you also get complete control over other aspects of your website. You can control the add-on services that you need, you can control the resources and their allocation. Spike in website traffic for other websites or bad scripts being run by other websites do not affect your website at all. Since you’re not sharing bandwidth with other websites you don’t even need to worry about slow or sluggish websites that may leave a bad experience for your website visitors.
Dedicated servers allow you to customize your server space to meet your exact requirements. You can easily configure a CMS platform of your choice for e-commerce. With Full Root Access, you are free to customize and configure your Dedicated Servers just the way your website needs them. Additionally, management and monitoring of your server are easy and help increase efficiency. With complete administrative control, you can install any software that you need for the success of your business.
Just like you and your team are dedicated to the success of your business, Dedicated Servers are exclusively dedicated to supporting your needs.
While you don’t need Dedicated Servers in the beginning, as traffic to your website grows, so will your need for resources. Additionally, the security of critical customer data is another key factor to consider when looking to upgrade your hosting plan.
Dedicated Server Hosting is a premium hosting solution that is built to support the growing needs of growing websites.
With greater control comes greater power!
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